Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Australia 2022

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands 
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
 The Australian territory consists of two atolls made up of 27 coral islands, of which only two are inhabited  West Island and Home Island. More than 75% of the population of around 600 people are Cocos Malays.
 
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Several similar huts divided into quarters are available for tourists on West Island near the airfield
 
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Wild coconut trees on West Island and Home Island stem from the original coconut plantations
 
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Remnants of old jetty on West Island
 
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This photo taken from a bird-hide on West Island
 
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Birding on West Island
 
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Birding on West Island
 
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Macro Paper Wasp nest on West Island
 
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There were many Hermit Crabs on the beaches
 
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Hermit Crab
 
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Purple Crab on West Island
 
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Signpost on West Island
 
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Preparing to cross by motored canoe to South Island
 
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Geoffrey's canoe came to a grinding halt in the shallow water
  
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Approaching South Island
 
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Birding on the South Island mud flats
 
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We took the ferry to Home Island several times
 
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Welcome sign on Home Island
 
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Avenue leading to the Clunies-Ross house
 
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Clunies-Ross house "Oceania" on Home Island
 
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Coconut palms on Home Island
 
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Mud flats on Home Island for birding
  
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Typical houses in the Malay settlement on Home Island
  
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 Mosque on Home Island
 
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 Typical business and family transport on Home Island
 
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